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floc

(flok),
A colloquial term for the product of a flocculation, that is, the separation of the disperse phase of a colloidal suspension into discrete, usually visible particles, as in certain serologic precipitin tests.

floc

(flŏk)
n.
A flocculent mass formed in a fluid through precipitation or aggregation of suspended particles.

floccule

An older term for a fluffy precipitate seen in a flocculation-type antigen-antibody reaction.
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In September 2004, FLOC won an agreement to represent the 8500 H-2A guestworkers employed by the North Carolina Growers Association ("NCGA").
As can be seen in Table 2, flocs numbers in bioreactor was relatively stable (AE1 column), although a slight increase after Hycol addition was observed.
A floc that is composed of N primary particles of radius [R.
From 1987 until 2001, working for FLOC, Nelson coordinated a neighborhood effort to preserve and renovate Washington's historic 12th Street YMCA building.
Compounders found that they could incorporate para-aramid floc (we define floc as short, un-crimped fiber less than 6 mm in length) into rubber using an internal mixer or a roll mill, often with difficulty.
FLOC is a migrant farmworker union affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and Maya is also the lead organizer for their immigrant rights campaign.
FLOC and Black Workers for Justice say pickers work an average of twelve hours, six or seven days a week, that their living conditions are abominable, and that portable toilets are often not available on the farms.
So in 1979 FLOC took the unusual step of bypassing the employers by launching a nationwide boycott of Campbell's.
The loan has been identified as a FLOC due to the potential upcoming lease rollover of the property's anchor tenants.
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